Globe and Mail – Canada

Lightning strike kills more than 300 reindeer in Norway

Norwegian Environment Agency says 323 animals were killed, including 70 calves

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 2:20 pm

Brazil’s Rousseff faces senators, says accusations meritless

Rousseff reminded the senators that she was re-elected in 2014 by 54 million voters

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 1:46 pm

Three Canadians charged in Sydney in $23-million cocaine case

The haul, which was 95 kilograms of cocaine, was the largest seizure in Australia of narcotics carried by a passenger of a cruise ship or airliner

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 11:59 am

Chinese TV host accuses Canada’s tourism body of pressuring to remove program on First Nations

Destination Canada’s ‘arrogant and powerful’ intervention on eve of Trudeau trip, resulted in cancellation of an episode that focused on Canada’s human rights record, said Gao Xiasong

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 11:22 am

Turkey carries out 61 artillery strikes in northern Syria

Turkish armed forces carried out 57 artillery strikes on 16 militant targets in northern Syria over the last 24 hours, a Turkish military source said on Monday.

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 9:54 am

Islamic State suicide attack in Yemen kills 54 government fighters

Almost 70 wounded in the attack

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 9:36 am

False report of gunman at Los Angeles airport causes panic

Los Angeles airport police said on Twitter late Sunday they were investigating unconfirmed reports of shots being fired at Los Angeles International airport

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 4:43 am

News 24 – South Africa | PICS: Women bare breasts for gender equality on GoTopless Day

Women around the US have taken off their tops on GoTopless Day, a day that promotes gender equality and women’s rights to bare their breasts in public.

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 2:03 pm | Scientists complete 12-month Mars simulation in Hawaii dome

Six scientists have completed a year-long Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in a dome in near isolation.

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 12:18 pm | Japan gunman kills construction worker in rare shooting

A man who allegedly shot dead a construction worker and wounded three at their office in Japan is on the run, police say, marking a rare incident of gun violence in the country.

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 11:29 am | Man puts hydrochloric acid in gay club lube

A 62-year-old man who allegedly put highly corrosive acid inside a lubricant dispenser at a gay nightclub in Australia has been arrested and charged, reports say.

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 10:42 am | Suicide bomber strikes Iraq wedding, kills at least 15

An Iraqi security official says a suicide bomber has struck a wedding south of Baghdad, killing at least 15 people.

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 9:53 am | Canadian government sets up probe of switched at birth case

The Canadian government is setting up a third-party investigation after DNA evidence indicated two men from a northern Manitoba indigenous community were switched at birth.

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 9:17 am | Australia plan for gay marriage vote hits stumbling block

The government’s plan to hold a popular vote on whether Australia should allow same-sex marriage suffered a setback when a political party announced it would not support the proposed plebiscite.

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 8:42 am

Deutsche Welle – Germany

Turkey sets conditions for German access to Incirlik

Turkey says German MPs can visit the airbase if the Berlin government stops trying to distort Turkish history. German politicians have been blocked from touring the facility, where their own military is stationed.

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 2:17 pm

China’s economic corridor creating new conflicts in Pakistan

Pakistani PM Sharif has inaugurated a two-day China-Pakistan Economic Corridor summit in Islamabad, hailing the project as a milestone for his country. But opposition to the project is increasing amid new conflicts.

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 2:08 pm

Post-quake Italy considers prevention for a change

Earthquake-prone Italy has a history of rebuilding without learning from the past. Geologists are not alone in hoping this time will be different. There are signs it may be, reports Megan Williams from Accumoli and Rome.

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 2:08 pm

Money changers return as Congolese franc weakens

Over the last few months the Congolese franc has dropped significantly against the US dollar. On the streets of Kinshasa, one visible sign of choppy currency fluctuations is the return of the money changers.

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 2:04 pm

Several ‘Hells Angels’ bikers arrested in German city

Police in the western city of Bielefeld say they’ve detained 52 people belonging to two biker gangs. Detectives believe the arrests prevented an imminent violent confrontation.

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 12:41 pm

Iran claims US military drone violated its airspace as new air-defense system installed

Iran’s military has warded off a US military drone it says had violated its airspace. The alleged incident came the same day Iran inaugurated a new Russian-made air defense system around a sensitive nuclear site.

Posted on 29 August 2016 @ 11:52 am

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